- Markéta Hallová
(b Prague, July 13, 1856; d Prague, Sept 9, 1934). Czech pianist, teacher, writer on music and composer, sister of the painter Helena Emingerová (1858–1943). She studied the piano with Josef Jiránek, Karel Slavkovský and Karl-Heinrich Barth in Berlin (1882–3), then composition (privately) with Zdeněk Fibich and probably with Vítězslav Novák. She gave concerts and taught at the Prague Conservatory until 1928; she promoted and also published music, notably old Czech piano works. Her own compositions – piano pieces for two or four hands – were mainly dances, published by Klemm (Dresden, 1882) and Barvitius (Prague). Her Polka melancholická was published as a supplement to the magazine Zlatá Praha in 1901; earlier works include a violin sonata (1881), songs (published by František Urbánek, 1882) and music for women’s choir (Urbánek; 1900). Starosvětské písničky (‘Songs from the Old Time’) appeared in Česká hudba...